overview

Situated on remote Nxaraga Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta's permanent wetlands, Camp Okavango assures a year-round water wilderness experience. Explore the area's winding, reed-lined channels and thick riverine forests on boats or mekoro for rare species such as the sitatunga antelope and Pel's fishing owl, and get great views of large mammals like elephant, giraffe and buffalo.

The experienced and well-trained resident guides will introduce you to the Delta on mokoro (fibeglass canoes based on a traditional dugout design) or motorboat safaris. You will also be guided on thrilling nature walks around the smaller nearby islands, which are great for bird watching - look out for carmine bee-eaters, lilac-breasted rollers and African fish eagles.

There are only 11 suites and one family room, all connected by silligna wood walkways through ancient mangosteen trees. In addition to an airstrip and pilot's room, Camp Okavango has two fire pits, a rim-flow swimming pool, and several expansive viewing decks for game viewing by day and stargazing by night. All suites and walkways are raised, allowing the vegetation to flourish and for smaller game to pass through unhindered.

The camp is committed to preserving the Delta's incredible natural beauty as far as possible , and all timber and furniture is from renewable plantations. An off-grid solar plant installations provides continuous electricity for thermodynamic geysers and LED lighting. All of the waste water is recycled through a state-of-the-art system to be reused on the grounds and airfield.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #18 in Top 20 Safari Lodges & Camps in Africa: Readers' Choice Awards 2014
  •  Condé Nast Traveler - #23 in Top 30 Resorts in Africa: Reader's Choice Awards 2015

highlights

  • Set in the Okavango Delta's permanent wetlands
  • Secluded & private lodge on it's own Island
  • Year-round fishing, motorboat & mokoro excursions
  • Guided nature walks on surrounding islands
  • Solar power, water recycling & sustainable materials

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Facilities

The public areas are spacious and consist of a series of decks on different levels, all with expansive views of the Delta. There are two fire pits for stargazing and nightcaps, and a rim-flow swimming pool for cooling off in the hot months from about October to March. All your water-based game-viewing activities will depart from the jetty, and the private airstrip is a 5-minute walk away. Game viewing is water- rather than land-based as Camp Okavango is in a permanent wetland.

There are also a lounge and bar area, a separate dining area, a library and computer room, and a safari shop. 

There is a daily complimentary laundry service.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Bar
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    Library
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    Child friendly
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    Computer facilities
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    Curio or Gift shop

Dining

The dining room at Camp Okavango leads onto an open-air patio where a campfire will keep you warm after dark.

The expansive deck is perfect for alfresco meals, and a silver service dinner by candlelight will complete your African dining experience.

Safari Suite

Camp Okavango has 11 Standard Rooms that are all raised off the ground by at least two metres (6.5 feet) and are connected by silligna wood walkways. A Standard Room comprises a foyer and sitting area, a large bedroom, and an en suite bathroom with a double vanity, a double shower clad in natural stone, and a separate toilet. In keeping with its commitment to be as eco-friendly as possible, all the soaps provided at Camp Okavango are biodegradeable. Large decks lead out from the bedroom and sitting areas via stackable doors.

All the timber and furniture has been constructed from renewable, commerical plantations and the colour scheme is neutral and natural, allowing the brilliant greens of the Delta to take centre stage.

Safari Suite AMENITIES

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    Outdoor area
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    En-suite bathroom
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    Fan
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    Hairdryer
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    Safe in room
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    Tea & coffee-making facilities

Other Room Types

There is one Family Room, which has two bedrooms and separate access to the bathroom area. The second bedroom has a single roll-out bed, allowing three children to sleep in comfort.

Activities

  • Bird watching
  • Boat excursions
  • Specialist guides
  • Fishing
  • Mokoro trails
  • Guided walking safaris
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 14 Apr 2016 - 30 Jun 2016 $640 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2016 - 31 Oct 2016 $920 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2016 - 30 Nov 2016 $640 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Dec 2016 - 31 Dec 2016 $510 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017 $535 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 02 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017 $535 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Apr 2017 - 30 Jun 2017 $675 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $945 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017 $675 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $535 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • Loved the different activities. The exercise of the game walk was welcome (and needed) after sitting in the car for so long. The food was the best here.

    Sarah Poitras , July 2014
  • Our favorite place was Camp Okavanga in the Delta and, we preferred the more intimate experiences of smaller lodges.

    Paul Skolnick, July 2013
  • Camp Okavango is a wonderful camp with wonderful staff. It was a good idea to make us start with this camp. Walking safaris were very nice. Nice rooms even if our deck was in the trees with no view.

    Franck Soroste, June 2010
  • The entire staff were first rate!

    Robert Bradford, October 2008
  • Camp Okavango was paradise! It was beautiful. The tents were luxurious, pool was lovely. The staff here was fantastic. They all made an effort to chat to us. It was very social with everyone eating together. The food was delicious. Our guide, Banda, was brilliant. We went on long walking safaris every morning. We learnt so much about the wildlife, tracks, dung!, flora and fauna. We felt safe and very well looked after. In the afternoons we were out on boats fishing or on the Mokoru boats with sunset drinks. It was such a romantic place and was better than we ever imagined.

    Rebecca Baldwinson, August 2008
  • Chobe was wonderful although more "hotel" and therefore less personal. Food more to the tourist palate (or so some think) and staff with a few more issues. Our room was great and the animal sightings were truly remarkable. There is a great and delightful advantage to being on a property right in this magnificent park.

    Deirdre Hamstead, July 2008
  • In particular, Camp Okavango and especially Duma Tau were the best lodges we stayed in: we appreciated not only the quality of the accommodation, but also the kindness and the competence of the guides. We met very well prepared and smart guys who made it possible for us to live through the real African wildlife.

    Enrico Amadori, May 2008

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Monique Wilson

Monique Wilson

Africa Safari Expert

"My fondest memory of Camp Okavango is the expansive open-air patio leading off the dining-room, where starry-skied evenings around the fire were enjoyed."

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Camp Okavango was paradise! It was beautiful. The tents were luxurious, pool was lovely. The staff here was fantastic. They all made an effort to chat to us. It was very social with everyone eating together. The food was delicious. Our guide, Banda, was brilliant. We went on long walking safaris every morning. We learnt so much about the wildlife, tracks, dung!, flora and fauna. We felt safe and very well looked after. In the afternoons we were out on boats fishing or on the Mokoru boats with sunset drinks. It was such a romantic place and was better than we ever imagined.

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